12 MARCH 1904, Page 17

SIE,—I venture to suggest through your columns that some means

should be considered for protecting an author's title. That of one of my earlier books was taken not long ago, I may say to the very courteously expressed regret of both author and publisher, but with the result that the Tauchnitz edition mow has two books with the same name on its list. A few years ago I published "An Interloper" as a serial and in 'book form, and within the last twelvemonth "An Interloper" and "The Interloper" have both been brought out. The title is an important and radical part of a book, and to have neither defence nor redress appears a hardship.—I am, Sir,